HALIFAX, April 15, 2013 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX), a leading
independent producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's
entertainment content, is pleased to announce the return of the Yo Gabba
Gabba! LIVE! Get the Sillies Out! concert series in Australia.
DJ Lance Rock and the Yo Gabba Gabba! gang will return to Australia for a
limited engagement this June. Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Get the Sillies Out! opens
at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday June 8 before playing at the
Luna Park Big Top in Sydney on Saturday June 15.
Yo Gabba Gabba!, the DHX Media property created by Christian Jacobs and Scott
Schultz, is an award-winning, live-action television series and live stage
show whose unconventional formula has created a triple stacked fan base making
it one of the most popular entertainment properties among pre-schoolers,
parents and indie music lovers. The television show, now in its fourth season,
airs several times a day on Nick Jr.
Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Get the Sillies Out! marks the third live tour in
Australia for the successful Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! concert series, which just
played over 150 shows in 50 cities across the U.S. and sold out major markets
for the fourth year in a row. The first Australian tour, Nick Jr.'s Yo Gabba
Gabba! Live On Stage, had its world premiere in Sydney in 2009, before touring
Brisbane and Melbourne. This was followed by Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! There's a
Party in My City! in 2011 which played 12 shows in three Australian cities to
nearly 20,000 people.
About DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and
licensing of family entertainment rights. DHX Media owns, markets and
distributes over 8,500 half hours of children's entertainment content, and
exploits owned properties through its consumer products licensing business.
DHX Media is recognized for brands such as Caillou, Busytown Mysteries,
Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, Animal Mechanicals, Kid vs. Kat, Super WHY!,
Rastamouse, and Yo Gabba Gabba!. The company also provides programming for
Cookie Jar TV, the weekend morning block on CBS. DHX Media's full-service
international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, (CPLG),
represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has
offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Halifax, London, Paris, Barcelona,
Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Netherlands and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
About Yo Gabba Gabba!
Yo Gabba Gabba! premiered on Nickelodeon in the U.S. in August, 2007 and
continues to rank as one of the most popular preschool series on television,
with broad appeal among pre-schoolers, parents, teens and adults. The
award-winning series is created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz. Yo
Gabba Gabba! infuses retro-style and beat-driven music to teach simple life
lessons. The series and the live show stars DJ Lance Rock (Lance Robertson)
and a cast of colourful characters, including: Brobee, the little green one,
Foofa, the pink flower bubble, Muno, the red Cyclops, Toodee, the blue
cat-dragon and Plex, the yellow robot. Today's most popular names in movies,
television, music and sports flock to the groundbreaking series, including
series regulars Biz Markie and Mark Mothersbaugh, and guest stars such as Fred
Armisen, Erykah Badu, Jack Black, Anthony Bourdain, Devo, Flaming Lips, Meta
World Peace (Ron Artest), Tony Hawk, The Killers, Jack McBrayer, MGMT, Mos
Def, The Roots, Andy Samberg, The Shins, Sarah Silverman, Amare Stoudemire,
The Ting Tings, Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, Elijah Wood and Weird Al Yankovic,
among others. The series, now in its fourth season, airs several times a week
on Nick Jr. and in several major international territories, including
Australia, Canada, France, Israel, Latin America, New Zealand, South Africa
and the U.K. Yo Gabba Gabba! won a BAFTA Award in 2008, was awarded the
"Outstanding Achievement in Children's Television" Award by the Television
Critics Association and is a two-time Emmy nominee. www.yogabbagabba.com
Enquires: David A. Regan - EVP, Corporate Development & IR +1 902-423-0260
SOURCE: DHX MEDIA LTD.
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